EKUI: For a world without communication barriers

Equity

Access to education and rehabilitation goods and services

Knowledge

Universal right to learning

Universality

A universal and accessible language for everyone

Inclusion

Changing the world into a place where everyone belongs

What is EKUI

EKUI is a line of playful and didactic material for a more inclusive communication, without barriers. As such, EKUI was designed to develop:

  • language and communication
  • psychomotor skills
  • critical thinking
  • social and emotional intelligence
  • imagination and creativity

The Story of EKUI by its creator, Celmira Macedo:

“The idea of the EKUI came to me in 2003 when I was teaching special education classes to students with autism and cognitive limitations. At the time, I realized that children were able to identify the letters of the Portuguese alphabet a lot easier if I associated them with a sign of the Portuguese sign language.

It became clear to me that we were lacking a didactic material which allowed children to learn and communicate in an equitable manner, a basic right of every citizen.

It has been a rewarding journey: today, thousands of children are learning to read with the EKUI methodology and I believe this is just the beginning of a big change. The change into a more inclusive world where equality starts when we exercise our right of communication and a universal language.”

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Training Sessions

Temos à sua disposição:

1. Awareness raising action “EKUI: literacy and inclusive rehabilitation” (1 hour)*:

  • EKUI e a alfabetização
  • EKUI and literacy
  • EKUI and accessible communication
  • EKUI and dyslexia
  • EKUI and learning difficulties
  • EKUI and Autism
  • EKUI and speech difficulties
  • EKUI and Inclusive School
  • EKUI and Childhood Education
  • EKUI and mathematics
  • EKUI and active citizenship

* Training with practical strategies for parents and technicians (teachers and therapists).

2. Short-term Training Action “EKUI – Methodology of Inclusive Literacy and Accessible Communication ” (3 hours). Accredited for teachers of all Recruitment Groups.

3. Training Session of 25 hours “EKUI – Methodology of Inclusive Literacy and Accessible Communication”
(= 1 credit) with registration of accreditation CCPFC / ACC-85158/15 for teachers of all Recruitment Groups.

Do you want to implement EKUI in your class? See the benefits:

1. We carry out screenings for children and young people.

2. We do follow-up sessions in the classes (mentoring).

3. We have at your disposal a team of speech therapists, sign language interpreters and braille teachers.

4. We perform galas where you can be awarded the “Professor EKUIzador of the Year” award (Gala EKUI).

5. Become a teacher/researcher and participate with us in impact studies with universities.

EKUI Materials

The EKUI Alphabet is a didactic and inclusive material with a literacy strategy for all. A single card for people with different needs and motivations designed to work:

  • the visual and sequential memory
  • the auditory discrimination
  • the figure-ground discrimination
  • the phonetic and language skills
  • the citizenship skills

The EKUI Alphabet box contains:

  • 26 cards with the letters of the alphabet. Each card has the letter:
    • handwritten and with the respective grapheme
    • in visual and tactile Braille
    • in Portuguese Sign Language
    • in international phonetic alphabet

A digital application for smartphones,
tablets and PCs with:

  • Video phonetic alphabet
  • Video LGP Alphabet
  • 1 interactive game

*Available soon

A KIT with material for teachers and therapists:

  • 1 EKUI Alphabet Box
  • EKUI letters A4 alphabet
  • Tables with alphabet with 4 readings

*Available soon

Demo Alphabet

The first 3 letters of the EKUI Alphabet App

Demo
Game

Interactive EKUI game
available soon